Luis Miliotto, M.C.E.
With Falkofske Since: 2018
Education: Education: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Summa Cum Laude Honors), University of Texas at Arlington, May 2017
Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, with emphasis in Structures and Applied Mechanics, University of Texas at Arlington, May 2019
Professional Associations: Chi Epsilon, National Civil Engineering Honor Society (XE)
Luis’ primary focus at Falkofske is designing and detailing retaining wall systems. Some of his experience with retaining wall design include masonry stone, concrete, MSE, Redi-Rock, Big Block, and R-Rap walls. He is also involved in concrete foundation design, screen walls, and wood framing projects. Luis is very detail oriented and is always looking for ways to facilitate specific tasks. He has aided the company in coming up with systems to make the design process smoother. This enables the team to run specific calculations faster and thus completing projects more efficiently. Luis also specializes in specific project details that allows communication between clients easier to understand. This may involve specific detail drawings which show how everything is going to fit and work based on space constraints and limitations. As Luis keeps learning new concepts, either on his own or from the senior engineers at the company, he can tackle a variety of different project types. These may include steel design, timber design, masonry design, and concrete design.
From building make-believe cars from scraps in the backyard, to putting together simple machines that would turn a radio on, to taking things apart to see how they work, as a child, Luis has always been drawn to engineering. Although he was always in advanced math and science courses throughout his primary and secondary school years, he never thought of a career in engineering until after starting college. At first, he wanted to pursuit computer programming to take advantage of all the advanced math he had studied so far. He soon realized that he not only wanted to work with computers, but to also be able to step outside occasionally. One day, after having a discussion with his father, who suggested to try a career in civil engineering, Luis decided to go to his college advisor and began his new career path.
Luis has always been attracted to learning new things. His career in structural engineering very well aligns with his personality and eager to learn. But when he is not working or studying engineering topics, Luis spends his time with other activities to help him stay active and avoid burning out. These may include hiking with his architect girlfriend Belén, walking and training his two black mouth cur dogs, playing guitar and learning music composition, playing soccer with his colleagues, or spending quality time with family members. Luis also enjoys working out and living a healthy lifestyle. He believes that keeping his body and mind at top notch performance can help him stay focus at the job and be able to continue his lifelong education, both in life and engineering.